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Google Index my Test Site (7 posts)

  1. elvinf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I've notice Google is indexing my development site. In the WordPress I set the privacy setting to no index. I also have a Robot.txt file in the root of the dev folder. And that seems to work because when i type in my dev site URL the first result is

    A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt – learn more

    However there a 4 results that are pages from the dev site. . How do i remove all pages from Google?

  2. Aaron
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. elvinf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi,

    Thanks for the link.

    But that doesn't work for what I want to do. It seems that is for quick removal of sensitive info. I just want to remove pages that shouldn't be index from my dev site.

  4. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    same thing - imho, the already posted link is something that could help you;
    http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=164734

    in any case it is a google problem - keep checking the google webmaster tools or ask at google forums;

    it is not caused by WordPress and there is nothing this WordPress forum can do to help.

  5. bill2jacobs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can use the Yoast SEO plugin which provides better customization regarding indexing of website by search engines. There you can find an option to get your job done.

  6. Timothy Jacobs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The above links are all for what you want to do. Create a google webmasters account and it will allow you to remove link. I have had used it numerous times for similar purposes and happens within 48 hours usually.

  7. elvinf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This didn't seem to work. I am seeing more and more my dev site on search engines. How can i completely remove and stop search engines from indexing my dev site. note that my dev site is on a sub-directory of my live site.

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